Orthodontics at St. Leonards Green Dental
Our family practice offers comprehensive braces for people of all ages. Everyone in your household can access convenient and quality orthodontic care with a dentist you know and trust. Complete all of your smile needs in one location.
We offer different types of braces to fit your lifestyle and smile needs. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and which option works best to meet them. Plus, flexible financing options make your orthodontic treatment easy to fit into your monthly budget. At your evaluation, we’ll provide you with a detailed treatment plan so that you know exactly what to expect before committing to treatment.
Types of Braces We Offer
- ClearCorrect — Straighten your smile with clear, removable orthodontic aligners. No wires or brackets are involved. Adults and responsible teens make great candidates for this discreet, almost invisible treatment. Just wear your trays as prescribed and see your teeth straighten without monthly adjustments. ClearCorrect is comfortable and easy to care for. Plus, you can enjoy all of your favourite foods.
- Traditional Braces — Tried and true conventional orthodontics work well for people of all ages. From minimal tooth movement to a complex bite misalignment, standard braces are both safe and effective. We recommend an orthodontic evaluation on every patient by age 7. Adults can wear traditional braces, too!
- Ceramic Braces — These orthodontic appliances work like traditional braces, except they’re made from tooth-coloured materials that blend in with your smile. The ceramic brackets are less noticeable, and there are no colourful bands involved. If you need conventional braces to correct a specific type of tooth misalignment but don’t like the idea of regular appliances, then ceramic orthodontics is a great alternative.
The Advantages of Straighter Teeth
A straight smile is a beautiful accessory. But properly aligned teeth can also improve your oral health.
Addressing issues like crowding and gaps can help your teeth work efficiently, reducing strain on your TMJ and unwanted enamel wear. Plus, it can lower your risk of problems like cavities and gum disease.
You’re never too old to enjoy straighter teeth. If you’ve been thinking about getting braces or want to find out which type of orthodontics is right for you, there’s no better time than the present.
Age Requirements for Braces
Orthodontic therapy can happen at any stage of life. For early interceptive treatments and growth modification, it’s best to have your child seen for an evaluation by the time they’re 7. However, many families aren’t aware of bite concerns in their child’s smile until their son or daughter is much older. For this reason, a vast majority of people complete their treatment during the teen years.
But don’t think there’s a limit as to how old is “too old” when it comes to getting braces. Adults make excellent orthodontic patients, whether they’re 27 or 77. Adjusting the alignment of your smile at a later stage in life can help you enjoy better oral health and improved joint function. Plus, adults are usually more committed to following their recommended treatment plan!
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